We’re sad to report the Oregon nursery has suffered a major loss with the passing of Norbert Kinen. The past OAN president, former general manager of J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., and member of the Oregon Nurseries’ Hall of Fame died Saturday. He was 78 years old. Services will be held at 4 p.m. […]
Oregon’s junior U.S. senator, Jeff Merkley, paid a visit to the Farwest Show in Portland today. First he chatted with the OAN Government Affairs Committee about such important matters as the economic recovery, the availability of loan capital for businesses, the upcoming Farm Bill and pest and disease regulatory issues. Then he visited with show […]
The Corvallis Gazette-Times published a nice article on the late Paul Nelson Goodmonson, the co-founder of Holiday Tree Farms. He died last Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the age of 90. Founded in 1955, Holiday became one of the largest Christmas tree growers in Oregon. That is saying something, considering that in the United States, only […]
The Oregon Nurseries Foundation awards scholarships to students preparing for a career in ornamental horticulture and related fields. Sixteen different awards are sponsored by individuals and OAN Chapters as a way to support the next generation of green industry professionals. Scholarships are available ranging from $500 to $1,500 and multiple awards are possible. Applications must […]
Spring is here. How about a nursery road trip? You can now get the 2011 OAN Retail Nursery Guide at garden centers and visitor information centers all across Oregon and Southwest Washington. Here’s the press release: 2011 Retail Nursery Guide Available Free for Seasoned and Aspiring GardenersOregonians asked to “buy local” when it comes to […]
OAN member Jordan Schrader Ramis PC, a law firm based in Portland that specializes in business and real estate law, is offering a series of seminars on nursery industry law. All seminars will be 90 minutes in duration, and will begin at 1 p.m. at the Oregon Association of Nurseries office, 29751 S.W. Town Center […]
Congratulations to Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, which earned a high profile mention on www.CNN.com as one of the top 12 places to see beautiful spring blooms. The farm’s celebrated Tulip Fest begins on March 25, which is just three weeks away.
We told you a few weeks back about the new book by Oregon nurseryman Ed Schultz. Turns out that he will be selling and signing the book today and Thursday at the NW Ag Show. Stop by his table and say hello!
If we might take a moment to pay the bills, we wanted to let you know that the 2011 OAN Exposure Kit is now available so you can plan your marketing for the coming year. In these tough economic times, it’s more important than ever to be seen, be heard, and most of all, maintain […]
We’re sad to report that OAN Executive Director John Aguirre will be leaving us at the end of the month to join the California Association of Winegrape Growers as that group’s new president. John has provided outstanding leadership to the association, which publishes Digger, during his decade-plus tenure at the helm, and he will be […]